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Re: Milliequivalents (was APD V4 #817

Hello Davis,

meq = milliequivalents. 

It is the 1/1000 of equivalent weight of a compound (molecular weight
divided by the valence) dissolved in a liter of solution. Thus for CaCO3
it would be 50 mg/L.

Biochemists love this unit.



> Date: Thu, 1 Feb 2001 13:11:52 -0800 (PST)
> From: Adele and Davis Gailitis <adele_davis at yahoo_com>
> Subject: Measures
> Ok so call me a little slow BUT........what the !$@!
> is meq/l ???????????? this has been used extensivly in
> the thread: "Equilibrium, Ca and Mg levels" is this
> suposed to be mg/l ??????
> Dazed and Confused
> Davis:)